Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Book Club choices for Jan and Feb

The Friends Book Club meets in the Library the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm, immediately following the Friends Board Meeting (5:30-7pm).

We will be discussing these books in the upcoming months:

January 12:  The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
February 9: Under Fishbone Clouds by Sam Meekings

Come join us!  All welcome.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What a Party!!

The Holyoke Holiday Gala and Silent Auction at the Library tonight was well-attended and lots of fun. Here are some photos to give a sense of the event, which included entertainment by Holyoke Strings, the Madrigal Choir from Holyoke High School, and the Sea Tea Improv group.

View from the mezzanine while choir sang;
Cash bar at center desk served by Brennan's Place

Sea Tea Improv
Opening a door prize...

Impressionistic view of people and lights on mezzanine 

The Silent Auction included paintings, photographs, baskets of goodies, a tea set, jewelry, and services.

Silent Auction items on display
Auction team tallying the bids

The proceeds from tickets, bar sales, and auction bids will be shared equally by Homework House and the Friends of the Library. THANK YOU to all who participated in making this Gala such a success!
    For more photos visit MassLive "Seen@" gallery.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Gala & Silent Auction

The Holyoke Holiday Gala and Silent Auction is right around the corner: Saturday, December 11, 6-10pm at the Holyoke Public Library.
NOW is the time to buy (or reserve) your tickets. Don't delay! We want to have an accurate head count by Monday, December 6, to help with the food planning.

This year the Gala will benefit two wonderful Holyoke organizations that support the academic lives of our youth: the Library and Homework House. Live entertainment by Holyoke Strings, the Madrigal Choir & the Sea Tea Improv Group (comedy); Cash bar donated by Brennan's.
See our Facebook event page.

To reserve your ticket or for any more information, please email the planning group at or call 413-422-0506.
Or you may (for $1 processing fee) purchase tickets online using a credit card.

Please join us for this wonderful party!